Poverty and hunger are significant issues in Albania. In Albania, there are almost half a million people living below the poverty line which represents almost 15% of the population. These people have around 1 Euro a day for their personal expenses. Nationally, the average family spends 58.5% of their budget on food expenses. However, the lower the family budget the greater percentage is used for daily food.
More marginalized families may use up to 80% of their budget on food.